News of the Past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – November 28, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Mr. Magruder Patty is now with Hollingsworth-Potts Drug Company. – The teachers at Louisville High school left yesterday to spend Thanksgiving at their respective homes, with the school closed Wednesday until Monday. – Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis moved last week to their country home near Loakfoma.

WEDDINGS: Supervisor W. E. Dempsey reports the marriage on the 21st of Mr. Oscar Horton and Miss Bessie Mills.

75 Years Ago – November 2, 1938

FRONT PAGE: WINSTON CO. CONFEDERATE FLAG FOUND AT POPLARVILLE – During Circuit Court the week of Nov. 15 at Poplarville, the director of the WPA Historical Research Project for Pearl River county had an extensive display of old relics, pictures, Indian arrow heads, and other items, including a battle-scarred civil war flag carried by Col. Pink Cagle’s regiment at Shiloh and at Lookout Mountain. The flag is the property of Mrs. John Campbell of Poplarville, a daughter of Col. Cagle. The old flag was made by ladies in Winston county at the beginning of the civil war and presented to Col. Cagle’s regiment at Louisville. They were ordered to Corinth and participated at Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862.

LOUISVILLE: Our little friends Clytell and J. D. Hill of Beat Two send us a stalk of cotton of unusual variety. It is late November and this stalk, about 3 feet high, contains 80 bolls and forms, some of them blooms with as green leaves as if it were a June stalk. It was a volunteer that came up in the garden. – You can get 20 bulbs for 39 cents at McKay-Kilpatrick’s. It’s time to put them out. – Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Francis are rejoicing over the arrival of a sweet baby girl on November 23rd. They have named her Blanche Elizabeth and both mother and daughter are doing well at Riley’s clinic in Meridian. – Mr. and Mrs. Walker Wilson have a wee baby girl, named Martha Joe, who was born recently.

DEATHS: Mr. Roy Mitchell, 31, died at the Magee Sanatorium at 7 a.m. Monday, November 21st. He had been ill for many months and this was his second trip to the sanatorium. He leaves a young wife and baby, as well as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell, and siblings. – Mr. T. A. White of Bond died Wednesday, November 16 in Macon hospital. He was born in Winston county Sept. 12, 1884.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wells announce the birth of a son born on the 11th at their home in south town. – Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fox are rejoicing over the birth of a fine son, born November 13th. – Reuben Crow, who now holds a good position with the Fish and Game Commission, spent Monday night at his home here.

WEDDINGS: Mr. Eugene Love Fair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fair of Louisville, and Miss Clara Helen Robertson of Jackson were married at the First Presbyterian church in Jackson, Sunday evening, November 20, at 6 p.m.

HAMMILL HILL reported Mrs. Mattie Thompson turned 75 on November 12 and she celebrated the event on Sunday, the 13th with a big birthday dinner at her home.